|Languages||义顺 | யீஷூன்|
|Lines||North South Line|
|Opened||20 Dec 1988|
Yishun MRT Station (NS13) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Yishun West planning subzone, (near the boundaries with the Yishun Central and Northland subzones), and next to Yishun Avenue 2, near the road junction with Yishun Central and Yishun Avenue 1.
The area now known as Yishun was formerly known as Nee Soon, and was named after Lim Nee Soon, a rubber and pineapple magnate who owned plantations in the area. The station was opened in December 1988 and was the terminus of the North South Line until February 1996, when the Woodlands Extension opened to Choa Chu Kang.
The station is a transport node for residents of Yishun New Town, serving adjacent shopping malls (Northpoint Shopping Centre, future Northpoint City), community amenities (Yishun Polyclinic, Nee Soon East Community Centre, etc.), as well as schools and housing developments. Bus services are offered from Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange, which connect to other parts of the estate.
First / Last Train Timings
|North South Line – NS13 Yishun
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||5:24am||5:24am||5:57am||11:23pm|
|NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||–||11:25pm|
|NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||–||12:01am|
|NS16 Ang Mo Kio||–||–||–||12:50am|
|NS1 Jurong East||5:27am||5:26am||5:50am^||12:25am|
^ = Revised First Train timings
On Sundays, train services between Jurong East and Bukit Gombak along the North South Line will commence late. The first NSL train towards Jurong East will depart at Bukit Gombak 6:45am. Earlier trains will terminate at Bukit Gombak. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 5 June 2016 to 18 December 2016.
|L2||Platform A||North South Line towards Jurong East|
|Platform B||North South Line towards Marina South Pier|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office|
|Street Level||Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops|
North South Line (L2):
|Platform B: North South Line towards Marina South Pier via Khatib (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards Jurong East via Canberra (Future) and Sembawang (←)
Yishun station has two elevated North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar in design to many other North-South Line elevated stations, a double pitched roof shelters the platform level, supported by two rows of columns. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse level below.
Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to station exits.
The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. They feature faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.
General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with TransitLink Add Value Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment. A TransitLink ticket office is also located at this station, operating from 8:00am to 10:00pm daily.
Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level.
Yishun MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D) and an underground Exit E which leads to an underpass underneath Yishun Avenue 2, linking to the basement of Northpoint Shopping Centre. Only Exits A and C offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Passengers heading to Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange can use Exit E to reach the interchange.
|A||Yes||Neighbourhood 7||Yishun Street 72, Sree Narayana Mission Bldg, Yishun Christian Church, Jiemin Primary School, Yishun Secondary School, HDB Nee Soon Central Spring, HDB Nee Soon Central Vista|
|B||No||Yishun Avenue 5||Yishun Avenue 5, Yishun Street 11, Smyrna Assembly, Yishun Primary School, Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School, Chong Pang View, HDB Yishun Gardens, HDB Yishun Palm Spring, Yishun Town Secondary School, Xishan Primary School, Yishun Columbarium, Chong Pang Combined Temple|
|C||Yes||Yishun Avenue 2||Yishun Avenue 2, Northpoint Shopping Centre|
|D||No||Yishun Avenue 2||Nee Soon Central Community Centre, Nee Soon Town Council (Nee Soon Central Branch), HDB Nee Soon Central Green, Yishum Swimming Complex, Yishun Junior College|
|E||No||Northpoint Shopping Centre||Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange, Northpoint Shopping Centre, Golden Village Yishun, Yishun Central Post Office, Northpoint City (Future), Yishun Bus Interchange (Future), Nee Soon East Community Centre, Nee Soon Sports Centre, Yishun Polyclinic, Yishun Pond Park, Yishun Town Garden, Yishun Community Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital|
- Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- TransitLink ticket office
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 10:00pm daily.
- Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
- Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
- Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
- Fire Extinguishers in various locations
- All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons
Yishun station connects to a bus interchange, several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points, and a designated Park & Ride carpark.
There is a bus interchange and several bus stops linked to Yishun station. Bus stops 4 was added after the closure of the old Yishun Bus Interchange, allowing passengers to alight closer to Yishun station before terminating at Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange||E||39, 85, 103, 171, 800, 803, 804, 805, 806, 811, 812, 851, 852, 853, 853C, 854, 854E, 855, 856, 857, 859, 860|
|B/s 1||59079 – Yishun Ave 2 (Yishun Stn)||C||117, 169, 858, 883, 965, 969|
|B/s 2||59072 – Yishun Ave 2 (Northpoint Shop Ctr)||E||811, 851, 852, 883|
|B/s 3||59073 – Yishun Ave 2 (Aft NorthPoint Shop Ctr)||E||39, 85, 103, 117, 169, 805, 854, 854E, 858, 965, 969|
|B/s 4||59671 – Yishun Ave 2 (Bef Yishun Stn)||C / D||39, 85, 103, 805, 811, 851, 852, 854|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|B||Yishun Avenue 5 (Westbound)||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|C||Yishun Avenue 2 (Northbound)||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|E||Yishun Central 1||Taxi stand|
|E||Yishun Central Service Road||Pick-up/drop-off point|
Park and Ride
Yishun station has one carpark in the vicinity designated under the Park & Ride (P&R) Scheme:
|Blk 925 Yishun Central 1||E||Multi-Storey Car Park|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Yishun station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North South Line|
|Jurong East||Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange (Berth B7)||E|
|Marina South Pier||Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange (Berth B4)||E|
In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple lines, special shuttle bus services may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services. They are:
|Bishan – Ang Mo Kio – Yishun – Woodlands||Yishun Bus Interchange||E|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at Yishun Interchange for free rides, and at selected bus stops officially linked to Yishun station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Located within the Yishun town centre, the station benefits a shopping mall, community amenities, schools residential developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Bukit Batok residents, encountering high demand throughout the day.
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